Height & Safety

Safety at heights is a term that refers to the use of workplace safety practices to protect workers from injuries associated with work at heights. Working at height is a high-risk activity that refers to work undertaken in any place where, if there were no safety precautions in place, a person could fall a certain distance, resulting in personal injury. Two basic types of fall protection are travel restraint and fall arrest. Both involve wearing a full-body harness.

A safety harness is a form of protective equipment designed to safeguard the user from injury or death from falling. The core item of a fall arrest system, the harness is usually fabricated from rope, braided wire cable, or synthetic webbing.

PPE is anything used or worn by a person (including clothing) to minimise risks to the person's health and safety. This may include respiratory protective equipment, hearing protection, eye protection, protective clothing, and safety harness systems.

Fall Protection

Benefits of height safety equipment:

Today's workers are protected by roof anchor points, harnesses and static lines. Roof anchor points allow workers to anchor themselves to a secure point while still allowing freedom of movement to get their jobs done. They are combined with static lines and harnesses that absorb the energy generated in a fall instead of being absorbed by the body.

A variety of complementary safety equipment and systems for working at height are available to suit a variety of needs. Depending on the height, work surface and tasks to be performed, landing pads, railings and step bridges can be used along with catwalks, skylights and open or closed stairways.

Before work begins, an assessment should be made by a professional with experience and knowledge of height safety equipment and requirements. They know what equipment, precautions and installations must be taken to comply with all applicable safety regulations.

Even a four-foot fall can result in broken bones, internal injuries, and even death without the proper installation of fall arrest equipment. Safety systems mitigate the possibility of falling off the edges of the structure or through fragile surfaces.

There are multiple benefits associated with height safety systems that include:

It is essential to have the right equipment for the job as well as the right training that's why has been offering hands-on training for the past 10 years 

 

Most safety harnesses fit into one of the four safety equipment classes:

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